03.18.18

Deconstructed Greek Salad with Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs

If you didn’t know already, my method of making chicken thighs crispy will never make you miss deep-fried chicken again. Many of you have tried my Nashville Un-Fried Hot Chicken, but you have yet to try my Pan-Roasted Greek Chicken Thighs. They are so simple and the flavor is just fantastic!! They pretty much pair great with everything but my favorite way to serve them is over a delicious and loaded greek salad. 

Even though the Chicken thighs already have their own, special post.. I had to give this salad it’s own because, well, it’s just worth it!

Deconstructed Greek Salad with Crispy Pan-Roasted Greek Chicken Thighs
Serves 3
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 Pan-Roasted Greek Chicken Thighs
  2. 1 head romaine lettuce, sliced into thin bite-sized strips
  3. 1 cup kalamata olives, halfed
  4. 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  5. 1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced or make No Crumbs Left Marinated Onions
  6. 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  7. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  8. Fresh mint leaves
For the Greek-Dressing (Recipe by Ina Garten)
  1. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  2. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  3. 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  4. 1/4 cup good red wine vinegar
  5. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  7. 1/2 cup good olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cook chicken according to instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare your dressing. For the vinaigrette, whisk together the garlic, oregano, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Still whisking, slowly add the olive oil to make an emulsion. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables. Add the feta and olives and toss lightly. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve at room temperature.
  3. Place romaine lettuce in a bowl and drizzle and toss with desired amount of the greek dressing.
  4. Place dressed lettuce in the bottom of a bowl and layer with toppings: the cucumber, tomatoes, onions, olives, mint and avocado.
  5. Serve alongside the pan roasted chicken thighs.
  6. Enjoy!
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